Most people don’t understand that a musician is very different from a music producer. They think that they both do the same work. The work done by musicians and music producers is almost the same but in some cases, they are entirely different as well.
There is a difference in the paycheck that both musicians and the music producer receive as well.in this article we are going to look at what exactly is the difference between a music producer and a musician.
one thing that they mostly have in common is the ability to play an instrument.there are producers who don’t even know to play any instruments, wing everything, and make beats.it happens everywhere.
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The first thing to do to find the difference is to define the roles of a music producer.it will give us an idea of the work that they do. the ways by which they make their money and is there a possibility to make a brand out of their work.
Who is a musician?
A person who can play at least one musical instrument is called a musician. Musicians can be called to perform on a show or can be called to perform for a music producer to record a song in a session. Usually, they start with one instrument and achieve mastery in it. the journey of a musician starts very early and they start to learn their craft when they are very young as well.this is the reason why many musicians can achieve mastery in an instrument when they are 17 or 19 years old and keep on expanding their horizons.
the ones that go on to be music producers are the ones that put their heart and soul to work on the journey of a musician starts very early and they start to learn their craft when they are very young as well.this is the reason why many musicians can achieve mastery in an instrument when they are 17 or 19 years old and keep on expanding their horizons. the ones that go on to be music producers are the ones that put their heart and soul to learn continuously.
Musicians earn by playing at restaurants and at venues which take a toll on them as they have to travel a lot and prepare for the events. It’s not an easy job to monetize a career like being a musician. it takes a lot of time and energy to put in efforts to diversify the income as well.
Some people are waiting in line to rip off musicians as well. i have huge respect for all my fellow musicians out there hustling to put food on their table.
The people who start by learning has to invest in achieving mastery and then focus on turning it into a career as well.
Who is a Music producer?
The music producer is someone who puts together a song .thats a simple explanation of who a music producer is. music producers put together the elements of a song to make it complete.whereas the musician performs a portion of a song.it’s essential to learn music production properly to produce complete songs.
Being a music producer is more than producing songs. if you are not signed to a label, you are expected to make nothing unless you have to build a brand for yourself. music production involves mixing, mastering, and even recording the session with the artists.
It’s not a cakewalk
to become a music producer.it takes at least 4 years to master music production and make songs that turn people’s heads.A music producer can make more money than a musician because the skill to be a music producer is more valued than being a musician.
Why musicians are becoming music producers?
The only reason I would encourage every musician to learn music production is to expand their knowledge of music and learn more about diversifying their income. I was a musician for 10 years and I have worked as an amusic producer as well. if you are turning to music as a fulltime job you should learn music production and also master it.
Income streams that are available for a music producer in my opinion are not available for a session artist. This is the main reason why I would urge you to get your hands on music production and start learning as soon as possible.
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I hope that you got an idea about the difference between a music producer and a musician
Keep your head up and work on your craft success will come automatically.
Maslin JE is a Music Producer/Composer Who has been working in the Music Industry for over 10 years. Having an evolution from being a church keyboardist to becoming a full-time entrepreneur he has gained an abundance of experience in music production and entrepreneurship.